Offered is the Royal Dux iconic Tiger ceramic statue. The tiger is nearly 12 inches long and 4 & 1/2 inches tall. The craftsmanship is marvelous and reflects the ferocity and cunning of the tiger. The typical Royal Dux markings are on the bottom and indicate that the tiger has been made since the early 1990's. There is one very small ceramic defect under the tiger's front leg where there is slight separation but it can't even be felt. Otherwise the piece is flawless.
Royal Dux is the more common name for the Duxer Porzellanmanufaktur, which was founded in Dux, Bohemia in 1860. By the turn of the century, the firm specialized in porcelain statuary and busts of Art Nouveau-style maidens, large porcelain figures, and ornate vases with three-dimensional figures climbing on the sides. The firm is still in business
Large Royal Dux Tiger